Mistakes, fakes, and a giant rat penis: why are so many science papers being retracted? – podcast
A record 10,000 research papers were retracted in 2023. To find out what ’s driving this trend, Ian Sample speaks to Ivan Oransky, whose organisation Retraction Watch has been monitoring the growing numbers of retractions for more than a decade, and hears from blogger Sholto David, who recently made headlines when he spotted mistakes in research from a leading US cance r institute.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample, produced by Madeleine Finlay, sound design by Tony Onuchukwu, the executive producer is Ellie Bury Tags: Science Medical research Peer review and scientific publishing Academics Education Cancer research Source Type: news

‘I’m a doctor - here are the most common symptoms of penile cancer to look out for’
Penile cancer is rare, but like all cancers, it's important to be able to recognise the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Man Who Thinks He Can Live Forever
In a neat little neighborhood in Venice, Calif., there’s a block of squat, similar homes, filled with mortals spending their finite days on the planet eating pizza with friends, blowing out candles on birthday cakes, and binging late-night television. Halfway down the street, there’s a cavernous black modern box. This is where Bryan Johnson is working on what he calls “the most significant revolution in the history of Homo sapiens.”  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Johnson, 46, is a centimillionaire tech entrepreneur who has spent most of the last three years in pursuit of a si...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized feature Source Type: news

Organ-Sparing Treatment for T1 and T2 Penile Cancer Organ-Sparing Treatment for T1 and T2 Penile Cancer
This review explores the surgical options for T1 and T2 penile cancer, with a focus on organ-preserving techniques.Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Can Be Active in Penile Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2023 -- Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are active in some patients with penile cancer (PeCa), according to a study published online Aug. 11 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Talal El Zarif, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 23, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows promise of immunotherapy treatment for penile cancer
Yale researchers finds that the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors could expand limited treatment options for some patients with a rare form of penile cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 15, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immune-Based Cancer Drugs Offer Hope Against Penile Cancers
TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2023 -- Men who have a rare cancer of the penis may have a new treatment option, according to researchers who found promise in immunotherapy. This new study focused on cancer that was locally advanced or had spread... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dad issues warning after 'Frankenstein's monster penis' signalled rare cancer
James Garfield first noticed a growth on his penis back in April 2019; fast-forward to April 2023 and the op to remove the cancerous lesion was disfiguring. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microwave device could be less invasive treatment for HPV-caused cancers
Researchers seeking alternative to cutting or burning away affected cells turn to device used on verrucasA medical device that uses microwaves to destroy verrucas could provide a less invasive way of treating pre-cancers and cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), as well as genital warts.Almost all cervical cancers and most cancers of the vagina, vulva, penis and anus are caused by HPV. Certain variants of the virus cause genital warts, a sexually transmitted infection that affects3-4% of British adults.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Medical research Cancer Cervical cancer Health Society Science Source Type: news

Shockingly high number of Americans don't realize this common STD can cause cancer
A survey by researchers at Henry Ford Health in Detroit, Michigan, found that up to 72.6 percent of people were not aware that human papillomavirus (HPV) could lead to anal, oral and penile cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young man's disease: Testicular cancer
The risk of many types of cancer increases with age. Prostate, skin, breast and lung cancers are more common among older people. However, testicular cancer is considered a "young man's disease" because people under 45 are at the greatest risk. Testicular cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the testicles, which are located in the loose bag of skin underneath the penis. The testicles make sperm and the hormone testosterone. There is good and bad news about testicular cancer. The… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 11, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Recent Developments in Diagnosing and Managing Penile Cancer Recent Developments in Diagnosing and Managing Penile Cancer
What ' s new in the diagnosis and management of N1 penile cancer? This review provides an update.Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Personal trainer, 39, has chunk of his penis removed afte
Joe Merrall, 39, from Auckland, New Zealand, said doctors had to cut off the entire head of his penis and most of the shaft because of cancer. He is still able to urinate and have sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soldier, 45, lost HALF of his penis after bungling doctors misdiagnosed his cancer three times
Soldier Gavin Brooks, 45, of Crewe in Cheshire, has told how he needed half of his penis surgically removed after doctors misdiagnosed his cancer three times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penis cancer: How GPs mistake it for a sexual disease... but it can rob a man of his genitals
One man diagnosed late with penile cancer is Gavin Brooks, 44, from Crewe, who began to experience symptoms in July 2021. The Army officer noticed the skin around his foreskin had begun to swell. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news